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Potential sales tax for schools, library, parks approved in Homewood

The Homewood Village Board, at its Jan. 23 meeting, approved a 0.25 percent sales tax should the home rule referendum be approved by voters in March. The tax bump aims to help other taxing bodies in the village with limited abilities to increase revenue.  The money would be distributed to School Districts 153, 161 and 233, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District and the Homewood Public Library. District 153 would receive 70 percent of that revenue and each of the other governmental bodies would get 7.5 percent. “Here’s another opportunity where they are passing . . .

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